Horse rider verbally abused - appeal

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A horse rider has been verbally abused by a car driver in Pateley Bridge after asking him to slow down, police have said.

The woman, riding a horse, had gestured to the driver of a small dark saloon or hatchback car to slow down.

Instead, say police, he stopped his vehicle before verbally abusing the rider.

The incident happened at 11.25am on Thursday, May 15, on the B6265, Ripon to Pateley Bridge road, between the turning for Studley Roger and the junction for Galphay, close to the cricket ground.

PC Gary Anderson, of Pateley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you were travelling on the B6265 at the time of the incident and witnessed the incident I urge you to contact the police straight away.

“I also need to speak to anyone who may have seen either the car or horse being ridden just prior to the report of dangerous driving and ask them to get in touch.”

Anyone who can assist officers with this enquiry should contact Pateley Bridge police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Gary Anderson. Alternatively, information can be emailed to

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140077423.